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2019 Advanced Patent Law (USPTO) eConference

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The 14th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office offers a unique opportunity to join USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics, and members of the federal judiciary for two days of presentations on the latest developments in patent law.

This year’s highlights include:
  • An Update from the USPTO from Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • An in-depth discussion of the Global Patent Landscape including the influence of countries like China and others on the U.S. patent system and patent enforcement.
  • An update on Section 101 and recent decisions impacting the drafting of patents in the life-sciences and software/technology sectors.
  • A review of the year’s key patent decisions in the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court, and their impact on patent practice.
  • Insight into PTAB practices, including an update from Acting Chief Judge Scott Boalick.
  • Discussion of how SEP/FRAND issues are evolving at home and abroad with the growth of the internet of things.
  • Practical guidance on topics ranging from patent insurance to practicing in the cloud.
  • Presentations from members of the judiciary including a Federal Circuit Luncheon Keynote, as well as the popular Judicial Panel.
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Total Credit Hours:
13.75 | 1.75 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$675  

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1. Update from the USPTO (Apr 2019)

Andrei Iancu

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Audio (mp3) 28 mins

SESSION 1 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 1:

Update from the USPTO (Apr 2019)

Hear about the current priorities, programs, and initiatives underway at the Office.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Alexandria, VA

2. The Global Patent Landscape (Apr 2019)

Robert Greene Sterne, Damon C. Matteo, Hon. Paul R. Michel, Wayne P. Sobon, Robert P. Taylor

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Audio (mp3) 58 mins
Paper (pdf) 9 pgs
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Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 2 — 58 mins, credit 1.00

Session 2:

The Global Patent Landscape (Apr 2019)

Discuss post-issuance patent validity reviews and enforcement realities, including post-verdict royalty determinations and availability of post-verdict injunctions, in the U.S., and then compared with those in Europe and in China. Explore motions to invalidate in court under Section 101, and use of stays of infringement suits during parallel proceedings in the PTO, with a comparison of these practices in Europe and Asia.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Robert Greene Sterne, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. - Washington, DC
Damon C. Matteo, Fulcrum Strategy - Foster City, CA
Hon. Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge, Retired, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - Alexandria, VA
Wayne P. Sobon, Juul Labs - San Francisco, CA
Robert P. Taylor, RPT Legal Strategies PC - San Francisco, CA

3. Navigating Patent Subject Eligibility Challenges in High Technology Cases (Apr 2019)

Stephen G. Kunin, Matthew Sked

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Audio (mp3) 51 mins
Paper (pdf) 25 pgs
Slides (pdf) 71 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 3 — 51 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Navigating Patent Subject Eligibility Challenges in High Technology Cases (Apr 2019)

Understand the requirements for meeting the criteria for patent subject matter eligibility by applying the contours of recent Federal Circuit cases to claimed inventions in the software arts.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Stephen G. Kunin, Maier & Maier PLLC - Alexandria, VA
Matthew Sked, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Alexandria, VA

4. Drafting and Prosecution Under Current Section 101 Guidance: Technology  (Apr 2019)

Tom Chen

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Audio (mp3) 24 mins
Slides (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 4 — 24 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Drafting and Prosecution Under Current Section 101 Guidance: Technology  (Apr 2019)

Brush up on current USPTO guidance on Section 101 and what to do and not do when drafting and prosecuting applications based on current guidance.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Tom Chen, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Costa Mesa, CA

5. Section 101 Updates: Lifesciences (Apr 2019)

June Cohan, Leslie Fischer

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Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs
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SESSION 5 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Section 101 Updates: Lifesciences (Apr 2019)

Title 35, § 101 of the United States code governs patent subject matter eligibility, which, over the last several years, has significantly (and negatively) impacted technologies in fields as diverse as artificial intelligence, mechanical devices, and the life sciences. Explore recent subject matter eligibility decisions in the life sciences arena from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. District Courts, along with new USPTO guidelines and memoranda addressing patent subject matter eligibility. 

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

June Cohan, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Alexandria, VA
Leslie Fischer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation - East Hanover, NJ

6. Section 101 and Drafting Implications: Lifesciences (Apr 2019)

Robert L. Stoll

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Audio (mp3) 25 mins
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 6 — 25 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Section 101 and Drafting Implications: Lifesciences (Apr 2019)

Discuss recent developments relating to patent subject matter eligibility, with a focus on new guidelines expected to be published by the USPTO by the end of 2018, and developments in the Courts and on the Hill.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Robert L. Stoll, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Washington, DC

7. PTAB Update (Apr 2019)

Hon. Scott Boalick

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Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Slides (pdf) 21 pgs

SESSION 7 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 7:

PTAB Update (Apr 2019)

Hear an update on PTAB appeals and trial proceedings.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Hon. Scott Boalick, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Alexandria, VA

8. The Evolution of PTAB Practice Strategies in Light of Recent Developments (Apr 2019)

Teresa Stanek Rea, Vanessa Bailey, Hon. Thomas L. Giannetti, David L. McCombs, Hon. Grace Obermann

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Audio (mp3) 77 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 8 — 77 mins, credit 1.25

Session 8:

The Evolution of PTAB Practice Strategies in Light of Recent Developments (Apr 2019)

Changes are occurring at a rapid rate at the PTAB. Hot topics that have the attention of both Judges and stakeholders include emerging trends—identifying what is both different and the same—in petition and preliminary response strategies, printed publication issues, claim construction, and discovery.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Teresa Stanek Rea, Crowell & Moring, LLP - Washington, DC
Vanessa Bailey, Intel Corporation - Washington, DC
Hon. Thomas L. Giannetti, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Alexandria, VA
David L. McCombs, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
Hon. Grace Obermann, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Alexandria, VA

9. Ex Parte Appeals Practice (Apr 2019)

Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff, Hon. Romulo H. Delmendo, Hon. Bruce Wieder

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Audio (mp3) 46 mins
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Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 9 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 9:

Ex Parte Appeals Practice (Apr 2019)

Examine the ex parte appeal process, and hear insights and suggestions to maximize your chances for success on appeal, including when to pursue an appeal, what to include in your briefs, and how to prepare for an oral hearing.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff, Foley & Lardner LLP - Washington, DC
Hon. Romulo H. Delmendo, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Alexandria, VA
Hon. Bruce Wieder, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Alexandria, VA

10. Design Patent Practitioners: What Guidance Can You Glean from the Board? (Apr 2019)

Perry Saidman

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Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 74 pgs

SESSION 10 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 10:

Design Patent Practitioners: What Guidance Can You Glean from the Board? (Apr 2019)

A review of IPR and PGR decisions involving design patent challenges reveal surprising results that suggest important lessons for examiners and applicants when it comes to prosecuting design patent applications at the USPTO.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Perry Saidman, Saidman DesignLaw Group, LLC - Silver Spring, MD

11. Patent Law Ethics and Recent Developments (Apr 2019)

Michael A. Messina, Dahlia George, Bernie Knight, Cameron K. Weiffenbach

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Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Paper (pdf) 25 pgs
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 11 — 56 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 11:

Patent Law Ethics and Recent Developments (Apr 2019)

Discuss what a patent practitioner can expect if they get a letter from the OED, as well as developments in patent law ethics and practice before the PTO. Topics include an explanation of the PTO’s attorney disciplinary process including appeals from ALJ decisions; OED statistics; do’s and don’ts for responding to an OED inquiry; recent revisions to ethical rules and regulations; the OED’s new diversion program including remediation to avoid discipline; and proposed new rules regarding practitioner fees.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Michael A. Messina, Miles & Stockbridge P.C. - Tysons Corner, VA
Dahlia George, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Enrollment and Discipline - Alexandria, VA
Bernie Knight, BK Consulting - Washington, DC
Cameron K. Weiffenbach, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. - Tysons Corner, VA

12. USPTO Practice Update: Pilot Programs and Quality Initiatives (Apr 2019)

Greg Vidovich

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Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 12 — 33 mins, credit 0.50

Session 12:

USPTO Practice Update: Pilot Programs and Quality Initiatives (Apr 2019)

Providing high‑quality, efficient examination of patent applications is paramount to the mission of the USPTO. Hear about some of the USPTO quality programs including Quality Metrics and Internal and External Training, as well as recent and current pilot programs that promote and support the improvement of USPTO products, processes, and services.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Greg Vidovich, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Alexandria, VA

13. Preparing and Prosecuting High Quality Patents (Apr 2019)

W. Todd Baker, Stefanos Karmis, Whitney Remily

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Audio (mp3) 40 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 13 — 40 mins, credit 0.75

Session 13:

Preparing and Prosecuting High Quality Patents (Apr 2019)

Get practical tips for drafting and prosecuting patent applications, which can withstand scrutiny at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Hear strategic advice for the patent practitioner regarding how to strengthen patent applications, including the importance of considerations regarding claim drafting, claim construction, and the use of declarations.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

W. Todd Baker, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. - Alexandria, VA
Stefanos Karmis, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Alexandria, VA
Whitney Remily, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP - Washington, DC

14. Impact of Your Specification on Claim Validity/Scope (Apr 2019)

Dale S. Lazar

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Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 14 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 14:

Impact of Your Specification on Claim Validity/Scope (Apr 2019)

Broad claims require a broad specification. But how do you make a specification broad? Examiners are interpreting many claim elements under 112(f), altering the intended scope of our claims. What can we do about it?

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Dale S. Lazar, DLA Piper LLP US - Reston, VA

15. Developments on SEP/FRAND Issues in the U.S. and Abroad (Apr 2019)

David K. Djavaherian, Christian Hannon, John Kolakowski

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Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 52 pgs
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SESSION 15 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 15:

Developments on SEP/FRAND Issues in the U.S. and Abroad (Apr 2019)

With the growth of the internet of things and 5G, SEP licensing is becoming relevant outside traditional sectors. Review the recent developments concerning standards-essential patent issues in the U.S. and abroad, including activity at DOJ and FTC.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

David K. Djavaherian, PacTech Law, P.C. - San Clemente, CA
Christian Hannon, USPTO - Alexandria , VA
John Kolakowski, Nokia Technologies - Washington, DC

16. Patent Insurance: “Protect Yourself At All Times" (Apr 2019)

Gregory L. Hillyer

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Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 16 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 16:

Patent Insurance: “Protect Yourself At All Times" (Apr 2019)

Intellectual property insurance enables companies to defend products, assert patents, and manage the financial risk associated with both. Using this boxing maxim, discover whether your company is the well-conditioned athlete standing with his hand in the air or the unprepared pugilist on the canvas wondering what hit him.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Gregory L. Hillyer, Hillyer Legal, PLLC - Washington, DC

17. Judicial Panel (Apr 2019)

Hon. Paul R. Michel, Hon. Alan D Albright, Hon. T. S. Ellis III, Hon. S. James Otero, Hon. Sue L. Robinson (Ret.)

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Audio (mp3) 61 mins

SESSION 17 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 17:

Judicial Panel (Apr 2019)

Distinguished judges discuss their experiences hearing and trying patent cases, including ruling on stays in the context of IPRs, post-verdict injunctions and damages determinations, and motions to dismiss based on alleged ineligible subject matter.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Hon. Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge, Retired, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - Alexandria, VA
Hon. Alan D Albright, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - Waco, TX
Hon. T. S. Ellis III, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia - Alexandria, VA
Hon. S. James Otero, U.S. District Court, Central District of California - Los Angeles, CA
Hon. Sue L. Robinson (Ret.), Farnan LLP - Wilmington, DE

18. A Year in Review: Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court (Apr 2019)

Adam Mossoff

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Audio (mp3) 52 mins
Paper (pdf) 42 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 18 — 52 mins, credit 0.75

Session 18:

A Year in Review: Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court (Apr 2019)

Review some of the key cases in the courts in the past year concerning patent eligibility, patents as public rights and the PTAB, prior art after the AIA, and other issues.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University - Arlington, VA

19. Practicing IP Law Ethically in the Cloud: From the Mundane to the Ethics of AI (Apr 2019)

David Hricik

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Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 21 pgs
Slides (pdf) 28 pgs

SESSION 19 — 45 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 19:

Practicing IP Law Ethically in the Cloud: From the Mundane to the Ethics of AI (Apr 2019)

Learn how to practice competently and ethically, including maintaining client confidentiality, avoiding conflicts of interest, and safely using social media. In addition, examine the questions that lawyers should ask before using computer-augmented legal services, such as automated contract review, legal research, and patent application drafting services.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Advanced Patent Law Institute

David Hricik, Mercer University School of Law - Macon, GA